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Connecticut Modern Driving Tour

Take a Self-Guided Tour

The Connecticut Modern Driving Tour, is a self-guided tour. through the State of Connecticut. View each site’s location, parking and visitation guidelines, and a brief description. Some sites have special open house dates; please read the description closely for more details. Uncover the hidden gems of Connecticut Modernism on a self-guided Connecticut Modern Driving Tour.


CT Modern Driving Tour

Many of the sites on this tour were designed and built during the period of mass suburbanization of the post-World War II era. The story of Connecticut’s connection with modern art and architecture starts about 15 years earlier in 1927 when Chick Austin was appointed Executive Director of the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, CT and in 1933 when Alexander Calder moved his studio from Paris, France to Roxbury, CT. The influence, genius, and clout of these two men laid the groundwork for the moves of other important figures in the fields of art and architecture to the Nutmeg State.

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